5 Reads: Friendships Worth Keeping, Healthy Cynicism, Design Thinking for Beginners and More

It feels like we’ve done this before. Life, work, and even these posts seem to be on repeat lately. We’re in another weird phase of the pandemic because things are looking slightly better, but not good enough. And so things are stuck in limbo, which means that even when searching and reading articles I seem … More 5 Reads: Friendships Worth Keeping, Healthy Cynicism, Design Thinking for Beginners and More

5 Reads: Predicting 2022, Science of a Meaningful Life, Mental Health Crisis and More

I’ve been doing some version of this “5 Reads” post since 2015. I’ve covered a lot of ground in the process, including some of the biggest topics of our time. That continues as we face the Omicron variant of Covid-19 and an overwhelming surge of cases across the world. But when the news changes faster … More 5 Reads: Predicting 2022, Science of a Meaningful Life, Mental Health Crisis and More

CPTD Me!

Exciting news! Yesterday I passed my CPTD certification exam! Some goals take longer than others to materialize. In the time before the pandemic (circa 2017) I had my eyes set on this certification as a means of filling in the gaps in my Talent Development experience. As the years passed, I gained more and more … More CPTD Me!

New (to me) Music: Diamond Studded Shoes, by Yola

Lately I’ve found myself enjoying Diamond Studded Shoes by Yola, which came out in April 2021. It’s a fun little journey but it carries a strong and somewhat depressing message that things (gestures vaguely at everything) “ain’t gonna turn out alright”. Here’s what Pitchfork has to say about the song: “Diamond Studded Shoes,” which blossoms … More New (to me) Music: Diamond Studded Shoes, by Yola

Five Reads: Collective Narcissism, Make Learning a Habit, Stay Conversations and More

This month’s recommendations already feel out of date. In November I favored articles addressing or seeking to understand the labor shortage, or as some have called it, the great resignation or war for talent. As I post this, however, my focus has already shifted. The next phase of the pandemic, Omicron, is on the horizon … More Five Reads: Collective Narcissism, Make Learning a Habit, Stay Conversations and More